The 400 line is a striking illustration of how design and function can be seamlessly combined. Decorative aluminum elements transform the technical components of the loudspeakers into visual highlights and the crossbar support system fitted to the floor-standing models provides an elegant—and extremely stable—foundation.
The most striking acoustic innovation is the JET 5 tweeter. Outwardly recognizable by its modified appearance, it converts electrical signals with even greater precision—virtually free of inertia. By combining it with a new simplified crossover, ELAC engineers have managed to further improve the high-frequency resolution of its predecessor.
The use of newly developed loudspeaker chassis enables performance in the low and mid-frequency range to match that of the JET 5 tweeter. Ensuring excellent signal fidelity at all volume settings and an even deeper bass response were at the very top of our list of priorities. The Line 400 speakers leave no doubt that a new sonic benchmark has been set for loudspeakers in their class.
The eye-catching surface of the crystal membrane is more than just an attractive design feature. Woofers and midrange drivers in the Line 400 employ the Crystal Membrane (patent pending) and their design is based on ELAC’s Aluminium-Sandwich AS Technology. The crystal-shaped inverse aluminium dome is joined to the paper cone in a special gluing process to result in the desired sandwich construction. Resembling the surface of a large crystal, the aluminium-foil stamping stiffens the aluminium dome, diminishing resonances and minimizing coloration, while improving power handling and dynamics. The voice coil design of the midrange and bass drivers results in an expanded range of the respective drivers by nearly an octave.
The FS 407 is an elegantly proportioned, floor-standing loudspeaker of 2½-way, bass reflex design with an appearance as beautiful as its sound, able to effortlessly recreate the realism of a concert hall, even in large rooms.
Speaker type: 2½-way, bass reflex
Tweeter: 1 x JET 5
Midrange: (150 mm)
Woofer: 2 x 150 mm AS -XR cone
Crossover frequency: 450 / 2,500 Hz
Frequency response: 30 to 50,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 88 dB at 2.83 v/1m
Recommended amplifier power: 40 to 300 wpc
Nominal/peak power handling: 130 / 170 wpc
Nominal impedance: 4 Ω; minimum 3.5 Ω @ 200 Hz
Binding posts: 5-way metal
Magnetic shielding: No
Cabinet finishes: High gloss black, white or walnut veneer; oiled walnut
Accessories included: Magnetic fabric grille; M8 spiked/rubber feet
Height: 40.1 in / 1,038 mm
Width: 10.2 in / 260 mm
Depth: 12.4 in / 314 mm
Net weight (each): 45.0 lb / 20.4 kg